Song of Moses – part 2
by pastor Saleem Shalash
In the last days, the Gentiles and the Jews will be joined to each other in God, and the Gentiles will be a source of joy to God’s people as they reach out to them, the Jewish people, with the Good News of the message of salvation that is only found in Christ.
From Romans 11 we can clearly see how Paul stresses that the message of salvation is for both the Jews and the Gentiles, according to the plan and ways of God, and not according to our own ways.
In Deuteronomy 32:43 we read “Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land and to his people”.
“Rejoice, o ye nations” is a prophetic proclamation of salvation over the nations of the world, reiterating the fact that salvation is for all — both Jews and Gentiles. Salvation means that Christ provided to all people the opportunity to be saved from slavery to Satan and to be freed from their chains of sin.
In Deuteronomy 32:21 we read “They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation”.
God has protected his people throughout the nations so that the gentiles could bless the people whose God is the Lord. The glory belongs to God for his faithfulness and not because of anything His people had done. The blessing upon the nation of Israel is according to the plan of God
In Paul’s epistle to the Romans, he mentions that one day the Jews and the Gentiles will praise the Lord in unity for his love, his mercy, and his salvation that was completed through the atonement of Christ. This has been Paul’s argument about God’s plan since the beginning: He would use Gentile individuals to bring the message of salvation not only to the Jews but to the whole world as well.
I believe that from the words in Deuteronomy 32:43 “Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people,” we can see that the nations will rejoice with the people of God at the end of days, but the question is how?
I believe the answer is found in Romans 11:30-31: Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you.
God’s plan for the future is for the good news of salvation to reach the Jews through the Gentiles. Paul knew this from the beginning and we see that he quotes the same words found in Deuteronomy 32:43 in Romans 15:10 “Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.” Amen.